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Published: 2018-03-19T22:19:00Z


UCL celebrates exceptional women with 'Female Firsts' art project


Britain’s first female doctor, the first female President of the Royal College of Surgeons and the first black woman to play for England Women’s cricket team are among 12 exceptional women to be celebrated in a new UCL art project called 'Female Firsts'. 

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Worldwide campaign on abortion raises $300m, UCL Lancet lecture told


The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.

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UCL hosts event on conserving contemporary art


As part of UCL Art Museum’s exhibition The composition has been reversed, a group including curators, artists, a historian and a conservator met yesterday to discuss issues unique to the conservation of contemporary art.

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UCL researchers help inspire Scotland’s new laws to ban smacking


The decision by the Scottish government to ban smacking has been welcomed by UCL researchers whose report into the damage caused to children by physical punishment played a key part in framing the proposed new legislation.

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UCL lecturer is star witness in BBC Moral Maze on abortion law


UCL hosted BBC’s flagship ethical programme The Moral Maze this week to mark 50 years of the Abortion Act with a lecturer from the university’s Faculty of Laws acting as a specialist witness to the panel.

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UCL professor and director of new institute wins top economics prize


UCL professor Mariana Mazzucato has been awarded one of the world’s top economics prizes for her groundbreaking work on the role of governments in innovation.

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UCL helps shape UK's battery research strategy for electric car revolution


UCL has been selected to be a founding partner in the creation of a new institute that will help Britain develop battery technologies that will drive the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

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UK voters want soft Brexit


The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit, a representative body of UK citizens brought together to discuss Brexit and led by the UCL Constitution Unit, has sent politicians a clear message in favour of a “soft Brexit.” 

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UCL professor and sculptor Edward Allington dies


Sculptor, artist and UCL professor Edward Allington who taught and inspired a generation of artists including some of Britain’s most famous modern sculptors has died at the age of 66.

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New app launched to monitor spread of infectious diseases


Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) is involved in a new project which aims to better understand how pandemics, such as flu, can spread across the country. 

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Japan’s PM reaffirms close ties with UCL in meeting with Provost


Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thanked UCL for its role in helping to educate students from his country dating back 150 years to the Choshu Five in the 19th century.

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UCL’s radical approach to economics teaching sparks a global trend


A new approach to teaching economics in universities and pioneered at UCL is spreading throughout the world and has earned plaudits from commentators, academics and students. Anyone anywhere in the world has access for free to the ebook The Economy produced by a global collaboration of economists. This month, to complement the free ebook, Oxford University Press will publish a physical book.

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UCL ranked in world's top five universities for arts and humanities


UCL has been ranked fifth in the world for arts and humanities in the latest league table published by The Times Higher Education.

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Hopes for deal on EU research rise as Provost mounts Brussels mission


Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.

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CryoSat-2 satellite redraws Arctic sea-ice map


Scientists at UCL have produced the most extensive map of Arctic sea-ice thickness yet using just two months' worth of data from the European Space Agency's ice mission, CryoSat-2. 

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Professor David Price: The case for research collaboration


At this week’s Guardian HE Summit 2011 session on ‘The Future of Research Funding’ Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), set out some thoughts on research collaboration between universities in the UK. Below he offers some further reflections.

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The UCL Colin Chapman Lotus Engineering Scholarship: the chance to make a change to the world we live in


Nicholas Mak, a Singaporean UCL MSc Mechanical Engineering student, received the first UCL Colin Chapman Lotus Engineering Masters Scholarship on 27 January.

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Starved for attention: the neglected crisis of childhood malnutrition


Alisha Allana (UCL Biosciences), President of the UCLU Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières, describes the charity’s campaign on childhood malnutrition, and how UCL students can support it.

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New theory on the origin of water on Earth


A new theory on the source of terrestrial water has been validated by an international team led by Professor Nora de Leeuw (UCL Chemistry) using computational research.

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People with disabilities are at greater risk of HIV/AIDS


Professor Nora Groce of UCL’s Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre describes the increased risk of HIV/AIDS faced by people with disabilities, to mark World Disability Day.

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Michael Larkum: kind, modest, remarkable


Mike Larkum, who worked as a technician in UCL Biochemistry & Molecular Biology for 26 years, has sadly died.

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What does UCL Q mean for staff and students?


Thilo Rehren, Professor for Archaeological Materials and Technologies within the UCL Institute of Archaeology, has been one of the leaders of the development for UCL Q, particularly concerning the content and focus of its academic programmes. He talks more about the new campus and what it means for UCL.

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Internet and e-rights: A modern challenge for the legal world


“Human rights such as the right to private life, freedom of expression and information and intellectual property rights need to be reviewed and reinterpreted in the light of the evolution of internet applications.”

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Watch: Reflections on studying in China


This summer five UCL students spent three weeks in Shanghai as part of the Study China Programme.

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Culture jamming: New ways to communicate climate change


MSc student Richard Dent describes how working on a Leonardo DiCaprio film about environmental damage has changed his approach to communicating climate change challenges through multimedia.

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